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Pregnant women show an amazing lack of knowledge about childbirth options, study shows

 

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-childbirth-20110614,0,2941171.story

 

 

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"[E]ven late in pregnancy, many women reported uncertainty about benefits and risks of common procedures used in childbirth," Klein said in a news release. "This is worrisome because a lack of knowledge affects their ability to engage in informed discussions with their caregivers."

 

This is really what I try to emphasize with people I know, IRL.  You need to make the informed decision tha tis right for YOU, because you are the one who is going to be living with it for the rest of your life.  So many things are presented as fact that are really opinion and vice versa.

 

 


 

 

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So very true!


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Pregnant women show an amazing lack of knowledge about childbirth options, study shows

 

http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-childbirth-20110614,0,2941171.story

 

 

This is really what I try to emphasize with people I know, IRL.  You need to make the informed decision tha tis right for YOU, because you are the one who is going to be living with it for the rest of your life.  So many things are presented as fact that are really opinion and vice versa.

 

 

 

I thought this was particularly scary, "The younger obstetricians seemed to view C-sections as the preferred option for childbirth, the authors noted. In the United States, efforts have begun to reduce C-section rates."  I haven't followed much in the birthing world, but what are these efforts to reduce the c-section rate?  It seems that an effort needs to begin in medical school/during training.

 

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